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AlbanyFan2018

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  1. I actually thought I knew the faceoff rules until yesterday. TD got tripped and pushed a lot and the Danes didn't get any of those calls. I think Williams only won three or so clean and none was he was able to pinch and pop and come out on a fast break.

     

    I just rewatched the game and in another thread I said I thought we might have been too deliberate but after watching we just stopped shooting and Malloy made some really nice saves, we threw the ball away a few too many times, and missed a couple of close on opportunities.

     

    I would like to see Connor get the ball more off a pick and then create rather than at X, and after watching again I really don't like how we did and didn't use the timeout at the end of the game.

  2. Some more thoughts on the Syracuse and questions moving forward.

     

    I wonder how much Merrick has been influenced by working with Matt Brown on the Canadian teams or if the game plan was to play a slower paced game. I thought that strategy really hurst on the last possession of the first half and what led to the timer on during the last possession of the game and the eventual turnover.

     

    Defense played well, but didn't understand some of the slides which led to wide open looks and the passive play on the last play of the game, especially on Mariano. Why wasn't our number one defender not on him?

     

    Wing play on faceoff's has to get better.

     

    It sounded like Field's was much more of a distributor during the scrimmages. He is too good of a shooter not to be taking a few more shots and I think he is much more effective getting the ball and dodging off of a pass rather than the ball starting with him, and Reh has to be more active.

     

    This one hurt but so many positives to take away. It is always tough to play your first game against a top tea, who has a game under their belt.

  3. Hated the timeout and not calling one on the last possession before we got the timer on and then just made another silly turnover.

     

    I am not smart enough to figure out the game plan but was surprised at how deliberate Albany was on offense and how in crunch time I would have expected to see the ball in Fields' stick.

     

    Overall the defense played well and JD was terrific in his first start, but saw too many unnecessary slides, and need to shore up the last defensive position.

     

    Did they put a long pole in Zellen's hands?

  4. We could have hosted Cuse last year in the NCAA's if we had won the AE tournament.

     

    This seems like the deepest team Albany has ever had, and thank goodness Coach Marr finally decided to make recruiting a top notch FOGO a priority. Not to take anything away from Zach, because he improved big time throughout the season and had a strong first half in the NCAA's against Syracuse.

     

    I am not sure if it is going to happen tomorrow, but if Albany can consistently win 60% of the face-off's this could be a big year for the Danes.

     

    This is the second year post Lyle Thompson and watching the interview with Coach Thomson you get the sense that while you can never replace a Lyle and Myle's Thompson, this may be an overall better offensive team with the greater depth and ball movement.

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